This section details the IATI Activity standard. It contains the following main areas:
Overview - an introduction to key aspects of the activity standard.
Elements - details on each and every element and attribute of the standard, including relevant code lists, rules and example usage.
A summary table provides an overview of all aspects of the activity standard.
An example XML file is provided, which is also used throughout the documentation.
The IATI activity standard is designed for reporting the details of individual development cooperation activities/projects. An activity is defined by the reporting organisation. Depending on who is reporting, it might be a large programme, a small project or another logical grouping of work and resources.
When declaring information using the IATI activity standard the following should be considered:
What is the name and description of the activity?
What is the unique identifier </activity-standard/overview/iati-identifier/> of the activity?
What dates help describe the timeframe of the activity?
Which organisations are involved, and what is their role?
Where is the activity geographically?
How is the activity classified?
What are the expected and actual results?
How is the activity linked to other activities?
What public documents help us find out more?
Can any Creditor Reporting System and/or Forward Survey Spending data be included?
What are the designated contact details for the activity?